Program Guide - Fall 2015

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PARKS REGISTER ONLINE: 135 PART THREE Cary Dog Park at Robert V. Godbold Park 2050 N.W. Maynard Road Open daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m. The Town of Cary Dog Park provides a place for dog owners to let their pets run safely without a leash. The one-acre park features separate, lighted areas for small and large dogs; wood chip ground cover; benches; water stations; pet cleanup areas; and a five-foot-high fence with screening and an electronic gate. Requirements for Park Use 1. Town of Cary Pet ID tag (one-time fees) • $50 for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs • $10 for neutered/spayed dogs • $5 for neutered/spayed and micro-chipped dogs 2. An annual or day pass • Annual pass for single dog: $40 for residents, $80 for non-residents • Annual pass multiple dogs: $60 for residents $120 for non-residents • Day pass: $5 for residents; $10 for non-residents 3. A registration form and waiver. Forms must be completed and signed by the dog owner. A vet's proof of neuter/spay and/or micro-chipping and proof of rabies vaccinations are required. ID tags and passes can be obtained at any of the three community centers in Cary. For more information including registration forms, visit or call (919) -462-3970. DON'T MISS OUT: Check out the pet education classes on page 125 of this guide. 5. Green Hope Elementary Park 2750 Louis Stevens Drive, 27513 Green Hope Elementary Park is conveniently located just across from Cary Tennis Park, and features athletic fields, volleyball courts, picnic areas and playgrounds making it a great destination for families in West Cary. There are many paved paths for the active walker, runner, or biker. Hours: Sunrise to sunset Features: 3 soccer fields, 1 basketball slab (lighted), 4 sand volleyball courts (lighted), multi-age playgrounds, picnic shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, and paved paths. 6. Harold D. Ritter Park 301 W. Lochmere Drive, 27511 A favorite for families, Ritter Park boasts multiple slides, a sky wheel climber, a climbing wall, and a sand area that includes a small play house, and sand diggers. Other highlights include two spring rider toys and a scrambler whirl in addition to sports fields and courts and a picnic shelter. Hours: Sunrise to sunset; in lighted areas where visitors are participating in an approved extended use activity, hours are extended until 30 minutes after the completion of the activity or 11 p.m. Features: 2 baseball/softball fields, 1 basketball slab, playground, picnic shelter, picnic tables, and restrooms. 7. Heater Park 400 S. West Street, 27511 Heater Park is an open space park—perfect for playing catch with Fido, throwing a Frisbee, and taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Hours: Sunrise to sunset Features: Open space 8. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, 27518 A visit to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is sure to captivate and delight. Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or simply seeking solitude outdoors, Hemlock Bluffs offers a variety of outdoor opportunities. The Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs provides interactive, educational nature exhibits and historical exhibits from the Piedmont of North Carolina. The nature center also provides nature education programs for all ages throughout the year. Stevens Nature Center Hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve Hours: 9 a.m.-sunset Features: Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species, access to approximately 3 miles of mulched nature trails, scenic overlooks, excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities and areas for quiet nature reflection.

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